Street artist Eric Rieger ’07, aka HOT TEA, is stringing together a name for himself both here and abroad. After butting heads with Minneapolis police over his graffiti in the past, Rieger now uses yarn to create non-destructive street art.
His method of transforming public spaces into riots of color and shape has made him an international ambassador of street art; he's traveled to Poland, London, and Berlin for commissioned work. He also achieved local fame when he created an installation at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts comprised of eighty-four miles of yarn.
Always one to push boundaries, HOT TEA took his art indoors at Home Depot and Menards during the recent polar vortex—watch the video to see what happens!